Walker win a repudiation of big labor

June 5, 2012

By Katy Grimes
Commentary

When the big news outlets called the Wisconsin election for Gov. Scott Walker early, it was apparent that blue is going to be the new red in November.

Despite the Associated Press announcing that Walker “survives” recall, Republican Governor Scott Walker’s win is big in Wisconsin. But his win also has national implications–he not only retains his office, with 61 percent voting to retain him, and 39 percent to recall, but the win sends a very loud message to union-loving politicians.

Take that unions!

In California, the message to Gov. Jerry Brown is I hope you are listening.

California’s house of cards may fall as well… eventually.

Public sector unions are yesterday’s news in other parts of the county. Not only did Gov. Walker do exactly what he said he would do when he was elected, when given the choice, employees always just say no to unions.

This is a tipping point moment for every blue state, every blue county, and every blue city, ruled by unions.

And, this is proof positive that union leadership and most Democratic politicians are working  harder to save their own behinds, instead of working for the people. Unions have been dictating elections for decades. Now that the economy has crumbled under Democratic and union leadership, voters are saying “no” to unions.

Walker showed that through leadership, accountability, and a budget surplus after he inherited a monstrous deficit, unions are not representing the employees or the will of the state.

This is an enormous defeat for organized labor and a win for principled politicians. And yes, there are some principled politicians out there.

After Walker was elected, he made difficult budget cut decisions, made public employee union membership optional, and union members voted with their wallets. In doing so, Walker also balanced the state budget, erased the deficit, and Wisconsin is now enjoying a budget surplus.

Voters overwhelmingly showed their approval of Walker’s leadership with the denial of his recall.

A budget surplus? Are you kidding? California can only dream of a budget surplus after voting Gov. Jerry Brown back into office. During his first two terms as California Governor (1975-1983), Brown ushered in public employee unions, thereby creating one of California’s largest entitlement classes.

Calling out union-loving politicians

While Brown’s election was funded by big labor and public employee unions, they should not rest on his California creds. California has demonstrated beyond a shadow of a doubt that the liberal elite in the state are out of step with working America.

Voters everywhere are fed up with union-negotiated benefits, which are clearly out of sync with the rest of the workers in this difficult economy.

As President Ronald Reagan followed the groundbreaking election of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Presidential candidate Mitt Romney may just follow Walker’s win.

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  1. Beelzebub
    Beelzebub 5 June, 2012, 21:52

    Good for Walker! Another win for sanity.

    I am disappointed that Orly Taitz is not winning a runoff place with Crimestein.

    Orly would speak the truth. Such candidates are non-existent today. Most only tell you what you want to hear and then do the exact opposite once elected.

    Orly has more testosterone than all the male politicians in Sactown and DC combined.

    You rock, Orly. Keep speaking the truth no matter how much they hate you for it!!! 😀

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  2. Donkey
    Donkey 6 June, 2012, 05:59

    Well stated Katy!! 🙂

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  3. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 6 June, 2012, 07:48

    Public pension looting is nw ending……CA next.

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  4. Ted
    Ted 6 June, 2012, 08:13

    Beezy boob, Duncey AND The Poodle on thye sam post! I love it!

    Di Fi reelected!

    Somethings coming to Cali baby, but it aint what you think heh heh ™

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  5. Beelzebub
    Beelzebub 6 June, 2012, 08:27

    Crimestein is an aged dinosaur in the sunset of her political career. Personally, I don’t think she’ll last 6 more years. The last time I saw her on TV her color looked pale and the dye job is not working anymore. And there is only so much a plastic surgeon can do. He’s not a magician. One can lift the face only so many times before there’s nothing left to lift. It’s time for her to play with the grandkids and leave the business of the nation to the young bucks. She’s way past her prime. My dad always told me that there’s a time to hang it up. Someone needs to get the word out to Crimestein.

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  6. SkippingDog
    SkippingDog 6 June, 2012, 08:52

    November is still a long time away in political time. I’m surprised Katy has let herself get carried away by the results of a primary election.

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  7. Beelzebub
    Beelzebub 6 June, 2012, 09:56

    “November is still a long time away in political time. I’m surprised Katy has let herself get carried away by the results of a primary election”

    Naturally had the pension measures been defeated and Scott Walker ousted from office you would be screaming at the top of you lungs that November will be a blowout in favor of higher taxes.

    But since you got your hind end handed to you last night you’re claiming that ‘Katy got carried away’.

    You are so easy to read. And so phony too. 😉

    Public service announcement.

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  8. Hondo
    Hondo 6 June, 2012, 10:43

    The public unions will win again in Kalifornia this November. At least one of the tax increases will be approved by the voters. The public unions still have an idiotic lead in raising campaign dollars here. The national Republicans will leave the state alone for they have no chance at the top of the ticket, unlike in Wisconsin where they could pull out a win.
    But when the tax increases don’t work, like they didn’t in Illinois, then they have to start begging to Romney in Washington for a handout. Don’t hold your breath for that handout Kali.
    Hondo

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  9. queeg
    queeg 6 June, 2012, 10:44

    No way are we going to be driving YUGOS to take the poor kids to school!!!

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  10. SkippingDog
    SkippingDog 6 June, 2012, 11:23

    You know, Hondo, that Romney has a nice home in San Diego and is planning to build a bigger one there to serve as his own Western Whitehouse if he’s elected. Now ask yourself, would Romney allow the state where he will be residing during his off time and after the presidency to go bankrupt and without the services and attractions that make it so desirable?

    You know the answer to that question, even if you don’t like it.

    Whether it’s Romney or Obama who is our President a year from now, California won’t be harmed either way.

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  11. Beelzebub
    Beelzebub 6 June, 2012, 12:04

    “Now ask yourself, would Romney allow the state where he will be residing during his off time and after the presidency to go bankrupt and without the services and attractions that make it so desirable?”

    Don’t be a turd.

    If Romney were elected President a bankrupted state would not have one iota of an impact on his life. None. His life would be top of the line – regardless of what economic event(s) took place around him.

    Do you think Romney would get turned away from Disneyland if he were President??? HAH! 😀

    For God sakes. And you were in law enforcement management??? HAH! No wonder the system is so screwed up!!! 🙂

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  12. The Ted Steele Legal System (tm)
    The Ted Steele Legal System (tm) 6 June, 2012, 15:56

    oc odd beezyboob— That last post wasn’t too padantic. Hah heh:)

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  13. queeg
    queeg 6 June, 2012, 18:21

    Yeah! Heh hah

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  14. SkippingDog
    SkippingDog 6 June, 2012, 19:47

    So you don’t think Willard would have any concerns about his neighborhood or state of residence once he had been President, Beelzebub? You should talk to someone who lived in San Clemente when Nixon retired there, or perhaps someone familiar with Gerald Ford’s impact on Rancho Mirage if you seriously think otherwise.

    Romney is making a big personal investment in California real estate. He’s a businessman. Do the math.

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  15. Beelzebub
    Beelzebub 6 June, 2012, 21:27

    “So you don’t think Willard would have any concerns about his neighborhood or state of residence once he had been President, Beelzebub?”

    If Romney was going to build a Western White House where do you think he would construct it, Skippy??? In the hood of East San Diego??? Do you think his neighborhood would go to hell if the economy went south or a bunch of illegal gangbangers would move in next door??? heh. Don’t you understand that high end properties at Romney’s level lose little, if any, value in economic recessions??? What kind of price would the former Western White House garner on the market, Skippy? Go price the homes on Newport Coast and check out what those prices were prior to the 2008 meltdown. I think they’ve actually gone up in value. Do you think Romney would be scared to go outside at night and look at the ocean with literally a standing army surrounding the perimeter???

    I really don’t know about you, Skippy. Sometimes I don’t know whether you’re putting me on when you make these comments or whether you really mean what the hell you say. Were you really a manager in LE??? Seriously, were you??? Was it a decision-making position or did you just screen paperwork and act as a gopher for the chief? Just curious?

    “Romney is making a big personal investment in California real estate. He’s a businessman. Do the math”

    Skippy, the profits on one book written by Romney as Commander in Chief would buy 5 mansion-like properties with ocean views in La Jolla. Are you on the hootch?

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  16. SkippingDog
    SkippingDog 6 June, 2012, 21:56

    He already owns a nice beachfront home in the fine San Diego neighborhood of La Jolla. His plans are to demolish it and build a bigger house on the lot.

    It’s not his property specifically I was referring to, but rather his decision to plant roots for the future here in California. If he’s elected, he’s certainly not going to make decisions that turn his chosen retirement state into a smoking crater. He will also want things like a clean beach, decent streets, and public safety services to assist the Secret Service if he’s elected.

    What do you think would happen to property values in Newport or Laguna or La Jolla if California imploded and could no longer support basic public services? That’s why if it becomes necessary to support California with a federal bailout, you can count on Mitt supporting it when he’s President.

    On the other hand, if Obama is reelected – as most serious observers still believe is likely – California will also be well treated if and when it becomes necessary to obtain federal assistance with a bailout.

    Basically, it’s lining up to be a win-win for California’s future with either candidate. Too bad neither of them will support the financial and social apocalypse you pray for.

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  17. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 6 June, 2012, 22:10

    LOL…..cop and firehwiner jobs are worth $30K, not $300K, cop/ff “managers” worth even less, because there is no real management in gov, only mismanegment.

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  18. Beelzebub
    Beelzebub 6 June, 2012, 22:49

    No risk either, rex. Airtight job security. You could be a complete bumbling drooling incompetent moron in government and as long as you submit your union dues on time you’re good to go. Imagine if a private company ran it’s operation that way??? They’d be filing for bankrupcy within 6 months of opening their doors!

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  19. queeg
    queeg 6 June, 2012, 23:48

    What sour attitudes!

    Lighten up. It’s only a blog not a masochist food fight!

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  20. The Ted Steele Legal System (tm)
    The Ted Steele Legal System (tm) 7 June, 2012, 11:36

    lol Queeg– you slay me…

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  21. Beelzebub
    Beelzebub 7 June, 2012, 12:47

    “lol Queeg– you slay me…”

    ‘you slay me’???

    What kind of weird perverted ritual is that???

    Another sign of the times.

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  22. Beelzebub
    Beelzebub 7 June, 2012, 22:28

    That was a very fair question.

    Is the phrase “you slay me” related to some type of bondage or masochistic snuff practice???

    I have never heard it before and am curious.

    Please elaborate.

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